To go with some Italian delicatessen I opened this Barolo from, for me, an unknown producer.
Some info here.
2001 Barolo, Cantine Manfredi
It needs an hour or two in a decanter to open up. When it does it displays a traditional nose with fine scents of dried raspberries, hard cherry candy, dried mushrooms and rose petals. Nice characteristics of a Nebbiolo wine, without heaps of complexity or refinement.
The taste is tight and seedy with notes of rosehips, dried cherries, asphalt and violets. Some still rather rough tannins peaks through in the finish. Almost mature. Medium long. Drinking fine although it lacks class, although I wouldn´t go so long that to say it has No Class.
84p (tasted 2015/11)